Poll: Has the Humbucker or the Single coil been used the most in the history of music?
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View poll results: Has the Humbucker or the Single coil been used the most in the history of music?
Humbuckers are used more
11 31%
Single coils are used more
1 3%
50 - 50
8 23%
This is pointless
15 43%
Voters: 35.
#1
I see a lot of Guitar vs Guitar threads or Strat vs les paul style guitars and wonder mostly about the pick ups.

So which one in the entirety of the production of music since both these style pick ups were designed has been used the most?

Are more guitar based songs played with humbuckers or single coil, and I'm talking about every song ever made from country, blues, metal, rock, jazz, nu-metal, funk etc.
#2
Probably half half...these days humbuckers tend to be more popular I think? I mean Fender's really one of the few guitar companies who use single coils...where's humbuckers are used by just about every brand I can think of.

but in the past it wasn't swayed that way
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#4
Stupid question, no way to answer it.

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#5
Probably humbuckers, and yes, in the past 10 years humbuckers probably have destroyed the use of single coils, but if your sound calls for it, you'll use it. I myself prefer single coils though.
#6
Whatever suits the guitarist best... So I think this is pointless. I play a HSS strat, which sounds awesome for all the music I play in combination with my marshall Valvestate I 8040.
#8
Single coils will never go away though. They have such an amazing sound.
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#9
Humbuckers are used much more from what I have experienced. I spend probably too much time at music shops and searching for guitars to buy and I have to say about 70% of the guitars in shops and for sale are equipped with humbuckers. Almost everyone I know uses a guitar equipped with humbuckers, only one I know has a Strat but he's in a country band. IMO single coil pups sound like crap and always have to me they have no tone and are real twangy and very, very noisy. I have a few guitars with single coil pups and just do not use the single coils because of the annoying hum they put out, I will either reroute the guitars and replace them with humbuckers or I might just buy stacked humbuckers that will just replace the single coils if I find any I like.


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#12
Quote by johnro6659
Humbuckers are used much more from what I have experienced. I spend probably too much time at music shops and searching for guitars to buy and I have to say about 70% of the guitars in shops and for sale are equipped with humbuckers. Almost everyone I know uses a guitar equipped with humbuckers, only one I know has a Strat but he's in a country band. IMO single coil pups sound like crap and always have to me they have no tone and are real twangy and very, very noisy. I have a few guitars with single coil pups and just do not use the single coils because of the annoying hum they put out, I will either reroute the guitars and replace them with humbuckers or I might just buy stacked humbuckers that will just replace the single coils if I find any I like.


John


I know its opinion, and I respect that, but for my own pleasure I will post:


The 'twang' isn't present in every single guitar or single coil.
I mean, does a Strat have the same twang as a Tele? No, heck, most strats have no twang unless you play them with bridge + neck or neck + middle [but some have it on all pups].

For cleans, nothing beats a nice single coil. [But, that's my opinion]

Also,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wtiNzci1Wc
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntm1YfehK7U
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAIjWrpTPXY @ 3:08

I respect that you may not personally like them, but saying they have no tone and sound like crap?!
It may not be your type of sound, but that doesn't mean it isn't good.
TBH, I think SCs have more tone [as the treble and bass are more present, and so everything is less compressed and more dynamic]

And I'm not an SC fanboy. My Tele Deluxe has 2 HBs. My Ibby has 2 HBs [and one SC]. My Fender has 3 amazing SCs.
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Last edited by Simsimius at Sep 6, 2009,
#13
Most probably the humbucker I think cause even Fender use them (obviously)
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#14
Quote by Tokai09
Most probably the humbucker I think cause even Fender use them (obviously)


fender`s most popular guitar is single coil equppied, yes fender do equip humbuckers in a variety of models, like i said previously it depends what the tune needs.

someone mentioned singlecoils being too noisy but a noise gate (e.g boss ns2) will quieten most of the hum.
#15
My vote goes to "this is pointless."
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